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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. How Marco Rubio's big Miami announcement could make him look like a hypocrite and Jeb Bush like a principled conservative

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      As we reported the other day, Marco Rubio and his advisers are looking at announcing his candidacy for president on April 13 at Miami's Freedom Tower, which for years served as …

    2. DC official: Rubio using gun bill to tout 'ultra conservative' cred

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      The District of Columbia's voice in Congress continued Monday to press back against a bill Sen. Marco Rubio filed last week to ease gun laws in the capital city.

    3. PolitiFact Florida: Marco Rubio on defense spending declines

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      Even with combat in Iraq and Afghanistan officially over, potential presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a reversal of a shrinking defense budget. "Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still …

    4. Bill Clinton 'preoccupied' with winning Florida — and worried about Jeb and Marco

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      A nugget from a New York Times piece about how Hillary Clinton's advisers are planning and hoping to use Bill Clinton in the campaign:

    5. Rubio might announce campaign April 13 at Miami's Freedom Tower

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      Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13 in what appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his candidacy for president.

      Last month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addressed the CPAC gathering in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    6. April 13 presidential announcement day for Marco Rubio?

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      Marco Rubio has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event April 13, which appears to be a potential, if not likely, spot for Florida's junior senator to announce his candidacy for president.

    7. Rubio says D.C. residents need guns to achieve the American Dream

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      Sen. Marco Rubio says residents of the District of Columbia need guns to achieve the American Dream, and has proposed legislation to strip local officials of the right to regulate firearms.

    8. Meet Scott Walker, Jeb's biggest threat, who is quietly making inroads in Fla

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      Scott Walker will likely be on the front page of Florida's biggest newspaper Sunday. From our profiile:

    9. Scott Walker wants Marco Rubio ... As his VP?

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      Scott Walker likes Marco Rubio ... For his VP.

    10. Rubio says Cruz will be 'a very strong candidate'

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      Sen. Marco Rubio was on a Fox News radio show in Florida this morning and had kind words for Sen. Ted Cruz.